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Edward Telfeyan

Edward Telfeyan
Title: Professor of Lawyering Skills, Director, Moot Court Program, Co-Director of the Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution
Education: B.A., Gettysburg College, J.D., McGeorge School of Law

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Faculty Scholarship

Scholarship is a core priority for the McGeorge faculty. Among their scholarly pursuits, McGeorge faculty develop and present at scholarly symposia and conferences, author books for the legal profession, students, and the general public, and produce scholarship for top journals around the country and the world.

Recent Publications

  • Raquel Aldana was the symposium editor and wrote the introduction for a publication based on papers presented at the 2015 Association of American Law Schools academic program. Aldana's Symposium Introduction, Congressional Dysfunction and Executive Lawmaking During the Obama Administration, 91 Chicago-Kent L. Rev. 3 (2016) has been published.
  • Franklin Gevurtz was cited on March 22 in First National Bank of Omaha v. iBeam Solutions, LLC, (2016-Ohio-1182, Ohio Court of Appeals 10th Dist.) quoting from his article, Piercing Piercing: An Attempt to Lift the Veil of Confusion Surrounding the Doctrine of Piercing the Corporate Veil, 76 Or. L. Rev. 853 (1997).
  • Courtney Lee's article, The Mindful Path to Success (pdf), Clinical Legal Education Ass'n Newsl., Winter 2015-16, at 9, has been published.
  • Michael Mireles' article, Trademark Enforcement Issues in the United States: Bullies and Trolls, J. Internet L., Nov. 2015, at 26, has been published.
  • Michael P. Malloy's article, Risk Management in Financial Services, in Business, Economics and Mercantile Law: Selected Issues 11 (David A. Frenkel and Anna Chronopoulou, eds., Athens Inst. for Educ. & Res. 2016), has been published.
  • Michael P. Malloy published the first of three 2016 supplements to his three-volume treatise Banking Law and Regulation, 2nd Ed. (Wolters Kluwer Law and Business, December 2015).
  • Stephen McCaffrey's article, UN Watercourses Convention: Implementation and Relationship to the UNECE Water Convention, 46 Envtl. Pol'y L. 35 (2016), has been published.
  • Stephen McCaffrey's chapter, The Siren Song of Sovereignty: From the Harmon Doctrine to the International Law Commission's Draft Articles on Transboundary Aquifers, in A History of Water, Series III, Vol. 2, Sovereignty & Development of International Water Law, 47 (Terje Tvedt, Owen McIntyre & Tadesse Kassa Woldetsadik, eds., I.B. Tauris 2014), has been published.
  • Stephen McCaffrey co-authored a new coursebook, International Law for the Environment (West 2015) (with Edith Brown Weiss, et al.).
  • Francis J. Mootz III, Dean, published the chapter Hermeneutics and Law, in The Blackwell Companion to Hermeneutics 595 (eds., Niall Keane and Chris Lawn, Wiley-Blackwell 2016).
  • John E.B. Myers' books, Mental Health Law in a Nutshell (West Academic, 2016) and California and Federal Evidence: Cases and Materials (Esquire Books, 2014), have been published.
  • John E.B. Myers' article, Ohio v. Clark: A Real-Life Whodunit, 21 Psychol., Pub. Pol'y, & L. 383 (2016), has been published.
  • Brian Slocum's paper, Conversational Implicatures and Legal Texts (pdf), 29 Ratio Juris 23 (2016), has been published.
  • Jarrod Wong's Panel Proceedings, Transparency and Procedural Due Process in International Economic Law, 109 Am. Soc'y Int'l L. Proc. 319 (2016) (with co-panelists at the 2015 ASIL Annual Meeting), has been published.
  • Jarrod Wong's article, BG Group v. Republic of Argentina: A Supreme Misunderstanding of Investment Treaty Arbitration, 43 Pepp. L. Rev. 541 (2016), has been published.
  • Jarrod Wong's Introductory Remarks, Transparency and Procedural Due Process in International Economic Law, 109 Am. Soc'y Int'l L. Proc. 319 (2016) (with co-panelists at the 2015 ASIL Annual Meeting), has been published.
  • Michael Vitiello's article, Teaching Oral Advocacy: Creating More Opportunities for an Essential Skill, 45 Seton Hall L. Rev. 1031 (2015), was published.

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Distinguished Speaker Series

From formal presentations, informal brown bag lunches, and faculty/student activities, the weekly on-campus events hosted through the Distinguished Speaker Series provide an ideal forum for the exchange of ideas for the betterment of law faculty as colleagues working together, as scholars from law schools across the nation and world sharing abstracts of in-progress research, and as teachers who can share a wellspring of emerging ideas and perspectives in the classroom.


"The Cross-Border Consequences of U.S. Deportation Policy and Immigration Enforcement"

Speaker: Laura D. Gutiérrez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History, University of the Pacific
When: Feb. 23, 2017
Co-sponsored by the Global Center

"Ag-Gag Laws, Lies, and the First Amendment"

Speaker: Justin Marceau, Animal Legal Defense Fund Professor of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
When: Feb. 9, 2017
Co-sponsored by the Capital Center for Law & Policy

"Prostitution and Criminal Law: A Comparative Perspective"

Speaker: Professor Alberto Cadoppi, University of Parma
When: Sept. 20, 2016

"Fleeing Conflict and Poverty: Refugees Seek a New Life"

Speakers: Jessica Therkelsen, Esq., Director of Advocacy and Communications, Asylum Access, and Torin Jones, Doctoral Candidate; Anthropology Department; Stanford University
When: Nov. 10, 2016


Teresa Weber"Environmental Protection in Europe and Austria — Efficient Federalism?"
Presented by: Teresa Weber, Assistant Professor, University of Salzburg
When: Aug. 25, 2015 from noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room 20

Donald Anton"The Move To Mine The Deep Seabed: Continuing Developments in the Legal Framework"
Presented by: Donald Anton, Professor of International Law Griffith Law School
When: Sept. 3, 2015 from Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room 20 in the Student Center

Michael M. Gunter"The Kurds, ISIS, and the United States: The Mideast in Turmoil"
Presented by: Michael M. Gunter, Professor of Political Science Tennessee Technological University
When: Sept. 8, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Reception to follow from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
Where: The Grand Salon

William N. Eskridge Jr."Life After LGBT Marriage Equality"
Presented by: William N. Eskridge Jr., John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School
When: Oct. 21, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Classroom C

William N. Eskridge Jr."No Vehicles in the Park: How to Interpret Statutes"
Presented by: William N. Eskridge Jr., John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School
When: Oct. 22, 2015 from noon to 1 p.m.
Where: S-20 in the Student Center

"Constitutional Design in Religiously Divided Societie"
Presented by: Aslı Bâli, Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law and Director of the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies
When: Jan. 21, 2016

"International Intellectual Property Law: A View From WIPO"
Presented by: Edward Kwakwa, Legal Counsel at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva
When: Jan. 27, 2016

"Race and Police Violence: Causes and Solutions"
Presented by: Devon Carbado, Honorable Harry Pregerson Professor of Law, UCLA School of Laws
When: Feb. 4, 2016

"Trade Secrecy and International Transactions"
Presented by: Sharon K. Sandeen, Professor of Law, Hamline University School of Law
When: March 10, 2016

"The Menace of Judicial Civil Case Management"
Presented by: Thomas O. Main, William S. Boyd Professor of Law, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
When: April 14, 2016

"Miranda at 50: Time for a Makeover?"
Presented by: McGeorge School of Law Dean Emeritus Gerald Caplan and Frank R. Strong, Chair in Law, Joshua Dressler
When: April 21, 2016


Stephan Kirste"Is There a Human Right to Democracy?"
Presented by: Professor Dr. Stephan Kirste, Deputy Head of the Department of Social and Economic Sciences at the Law Faculty of the University of Salzburg and Head of academic group of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy
When: Aug. 26, 2014 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room 20

Arsene Balihuta"Trade Liberalization for Least Developed Countries: WTO, Bretton Woods and Regional North South Trade Agreements"
Presented by: Ambassador Arsene Balihuta
When: Oct. 2, 2014 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room 20

Arsene Balihuta"Ethics in International Arbitration: the Arbitrator Intelligence Project"
Presented by: Professor Catherine A. Rogers, Penn State
When: Oct. 21, 2014 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room 20

Sahar Francis"The Struggles of Palestinian Political Prisoners: The Law and Politics of Mass Incarceration in Israel"
Presented by: Sahar Francis, General Director, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association
When: Nov. 13, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Classroom A

Ian F. Haney‐López"Dog Whistle Politics: Coded Racism and Inequality for All"
Presented by: Ian F. Haney‐López
When (presentation): Feb. 3, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
When (reception): Feb. 3, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 730 p.m.
Where (presentation): Courtroom
Where (reception): Grand Salon
Co-sponsors: McGeorge Capital Center, La Raza Lawyers Association, SABA and Women Lawyers of Sacramento

Abby Ginzberg"Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa"
Presented by: Abby Ginzberg
When: Feb. 4 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Classroom H
Co-sponsors: McGeorge Global Center and the World Affairs Council Sacramento Chapter

Anita Bernstein"The Diversity Rationale for Affirmative Action: A (Scripted) Dialogue with Justice Kennedy"
Presented by: Anita Bernstein
When: Feb. 5, 2015 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Where: S20

Jo Becker"Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality"
Presented by: Jo Becker
When: Feb. 12, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Classroom C
Co-sponsors: McGeorge Capital Center, Lambda, and Sac LEGAL

Sahar Aziz"Theater or Transitional Justice: Reforming Egypt's Judiciary"
Presented by: Sahar Aziz
When: April 2, 2015 from noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room 20 (The Pub)
Co-sponsor: McGeorge Global Center

"Losing our Right to Privacy: How Far is Too Far?"
Presented by: Mark Ellis
When: April 20, 2015

Cookies & Conversation

The faculty and student engagement series.

"Globalizing Up Corporate Law"
Presented by: Franklin Gevurtz
When: Sept. 15, 2015

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